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Though life "on the border" was often deeply upsetting, much of it was plain boring or humdrum, even pleasant - and occasionally hilarious. For those who were there, it was an unforgettable time with after-effects ranging from bitterness to fond nostalgia, often a mix of both.

Though life "on the border" was often deeply upsetting, much of it was plain boring or humdrum, even pleasant - and occasionally hilarious. For those who were there, it was an unforgettable time with after-effects ranging from bitterness to fond nostalgia, often a mix of both. With his new title, author, broadcaster and journalist David Williams captures an era that defined the life experience of white men who are now between 35 and 60. Conscripts and their families will read this book with a sense of recognition, while those who did not understand the broader picture at the time should find it here. On the Border is accessible and anecdotal, using personal accounts to enliven the narrative. It draws on the experiences of both conscripts and regulars, moving through basic training to major operations like Savannah, Cassinga and the battles around Cuito Cuanavale in 1987/98 – the conclusion of "the war for Africa".

Paperback, 151 pages